Igor Makarov traded to Dynamo Moscow for Oleg Saprykin (Photo © fhr.ru)
After being a healthy scratch in the last few games with Dynamo Moscow, former Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators and CSKA Moscow player Oleg Saprykin has been traded to SKA St. Petersburg for hot prospect Igor Makarov.
Makarov was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round of the 2006 NHL Draft as 33rd overall pick. The quick winger participied to the Hawks’ training camp a couple of seasons ago, but decided to get back to Russia after he failed securing a roster spot within the main team and apparently refusing to play in the AHL.
This year Makarov’s role has diminished a bit because of SKA’s depth and thus he scored only three goals in twenty-five matches. Saprykin’s season has been disappointing as well, with only four markers in twenty-one regular seasons clashes.